Suncity World School and The NorthCap University install solar power plant at their Gurgaon campus
With the Prime Minister of India pushing the country at the forefront of solar energy, government and private institutions are coming forward with initiatives to use solar energy to fulfill their energy needs as well. The crisis of air pollution in NCR region is worsening every day, and there is a dire need to look at ‘cleaner’ energy generating options available to us.
Taking note of the need of the hour, Suncity World School, Gurgaon and The NorthCap University, Gurgaon have installed solar power plants at their campus. Suncity School has installed a 77-KW solar plant in Sector 54. The plant will produce 8500 units of electricity every month. Many other schools such as Scottish High International School, Open Sky School, Pathways World School have also installed solar plants.
Rupa Chakravarty, Principal of Suncity World School, said, “While education is not one of India’s most energy-intensive sectors, technology developments, including increasing use of computers, laboratories and public address systems, are driving a growing demand for electricity. We have installed a 77kw solar plant in our school that produces 8,500 units.”
Haryana State Pollution Control Board raised concerns as Gurgaon’s pollution level rose to an alarming 106.75 mgpcm in the first two weeks of December last year. Thus, there is a need to see that less polluting options are persistently pursued without any further delay.
The NorthCap University in Sector 23A, Gurgaon is possibly the first and only University to install a 150-KW solar energy power system at their campus. This system also has a net metering system in its parking lot.
“The university has taken several initiatives to sensitise students about the importance of renewable energy. Ours is possibly the first and only university to install a modern and efficient 150kw solar power system with a net metering facility. We have also installed latest equipment for energy conservation and water harvesting as well,” said Col Bikram Mohanty (Retd), Registrar, The NorthCap University.